Category Archives: Lifestyle

I’m No Quitter.. Unless It’s The Right Thing To Do

I'm no quitter
Myrtle Beach, SC.

For the past few months, I have made some major changes in my life. The biggest (and toughest) change has been changing my life’s direction. I spent the past 5 years of my life not really wanting to do what I was doing. Wait, I’m exaggerating- the past 3 years. The first two were fine, but I stuck it out for three more years because I hated the thought of quitting. Even though I’ve always said I’m no quitter, I should have taken Steve Jobs’ advice to heart when he said this:

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Collab with CSV at ASC Fashion Week, Season 2

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ASC Fashion Week

The ASC Fashion Week is produced by Kiran Khan and Amith Singh Chauhan from ASC Productions. We were there a couple of weeks back with Carmelo Soberano Visuals who was actually our first client that we unexpectedly got through this blog. He asked us to work with him again to cover the show and we agreed. We thought it would be a nice experience since neither Koren nor I have been to a fashion show before. Plus, we like working with Carmelo! Really cool guy!

Quick Update

So, to make a long story short, we got featured on his blog! We just wanted to share that excitement with all of you. You can check out the article here.

And, this is the 3-minute highlight reel that Koren made from the show:

Hope you guys enjoyed it! We usually cover entrepreneurship events so if you’d like to see more of those, please subscribe! Catch you guys soon!

Break Through Your Mental Limits By Challenging Your Physical Limits

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Blink, Jersey City. (PC: korendezvous)

I have been looking for different ways to physically challenge myself for the past two months. Cold showers based on the recommendation of Joel Runyon was my first challenge. Currently, I’m training for a 5k. I haven’t done one in years so I think it’s time for me to get back into it.

The reason I’m doing this is simple: physical limits usually stem from mental limits. I figured that if I break through my physical limits, that must mean I won the battle against my brain saying “I can’t.” I have always been very active (except for a 2 year stint) so I know how much our mind affects what we can accomplish physically.

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What I’ve Learned From Being A Freelance Writing Newbie

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During the first month that I launched this site (December 2016), I landed my first freelance writing gig unexpectedly. I told a few personal and business contacts about Breaking Boundaries and one took interest in my writing style. He wanted me to write a blog post he can put on his site. Though inexperienced, I agreed because I was confident I could pull it off.

And, after way more edits than intended, we got it done!

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Just How Important Is Your Environment?

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PC: korendezvous

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer

I have been making it a priority to meet people who are stepping out of their zones of comfort to make epic things happen. I have also been to a few startup events to get myself up to date with the startup scene. We have a few events lined up for the rest of February so it’s going to be a busy few weeks of being around new people in different environments.

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Friday Pitch Night at Startup Weekend

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PC: korendezvous.

StartUp Weekend

“What is it?”

That was the first question Roger Osorio, the facilitator of StartUp Weekend around the globe, asked first-time goers. As per my understanding, it’s a weekend (obviously) event where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and turn it into reality by Sunday night. Here’s what startupweekend.org says about it: “In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.”

Here’s the highlight reel from the YouTube channel by korendezvous!

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Startup Demo Night Experience and Lessons

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Building 78 at Kearny Point. (PC: korendezvous)

As some of you might be aware, I started Breaking Boundaries to help empower and inspire people to go after their passion(s). I get motivated when I meet people who are set on finding success and work really hard to turn their dreams into reality even when the odds are stacked against them. I haven’t been to a startup event in a long time, but I figured I should start regularly attending some to meet industry disrupters and share their stories with you. Awesome thing is, I have been finding opportunities to network with go-getters that I have overlooked in the past. I guess it’s true when they say you attract what you are ready for.

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Sunday Afternoon Musings on Breaking Boundaries’ Progress

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“World Domination” (PC: korendezvous)

As I’m sitting in the living room at home, I got to reminiscing about where Breaking Boundaries  is now. Granted, it’s not where I plan it to be yet because I have big goals for this project. I do think we’re definitely making strides, though. Some of you might know that Breaking Boundaries is about a month and a half old. We’ve worked on a couple of collaborations and freelancing gigs so far.

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Punk Rock And What It Can Teach Us About Business

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Young, angry, and broke.

That was the statement written on my favorite shirt when I was an angsty 15 year old in high school. “Soul Rebel” was on my second favorite shirt. I used to listen to fast-paced, sometimes unintelligible, punk rock music. Or, as my mom calls it, the devil’s music.

Being an independent thinker, a free spirit, and doing what I think is right for myself have always been high on my priority list. Having a rebellious streak, it doesn’t come as a surprise that I gravitate towards punk rock. Punk rock challenges conventional norms and ideas. Punk rock embodies the idea of living life the way you want to. The punk rock attitude exemplifies throwing away everyone else’s opinions out the window. All these characteristics, I believe, an entrepreneur should also possess.

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Final Update on Get Moving. Get Healthy: Developing Better Habits

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PC: Ariel Bolesa

This is it!! 4 weeks of getting back into the habit of eating cleaner and getting a bit more exercise in. If you missed the first post where I wrote about my goal, here it is. Here are the posts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekly updates.

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